Thursday, April 22, 2010

SImple Woman #85

For Today . . .  April 21, 2010

Outside my window . . . it was a high temperature recording setting day with +25 degrees C today.  The sun was shining brightly, fluffy white clouds dotted the sky and the kids had a marvelous time playing outside at recess.

I am thankful . . .  for green growing plants.

And I also am thankful . . .  for my good health.   

I am praying . . .   for children around the world.  The American Idol show tonight included fund  raising for children around the world.  The stories were so poignant.

I am thinking . . .   about planting potatoes and starting plants.

I am creating . . . 
  photos and stories for my "A Week In My Life" Project.

I am celebrating . . .  Blake's 10 month birthday today.

From the kitchen . . .  precious little as we have been away in Calgary for a few days.  While there we had the best lunches and baked treats from Indulge Catering.  

I am wearing . . .  black pants, black tshirt, green summer sweater and a pink and green beaded silver chain.  

I am reading . . .  Reclaiming the "L" Word (Renewing the Church from Its Lutheran Core) by Kelly A. Fryer - chapter 6 - "It is time for each of us to hear God's call in a new way. ...... The point is that, right from the start, God has always called very ordinary people into ministry. "

                             The Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea - for our next book club gathering - "The conflict of educated modern Saudi women growing up in the 21st century in a culture firmly rooted in an ancient way of life."                             
I am hoping . . .  to get some potatoes planted this weekend. 

I am hearing . . .  the evening news, talking about rain coming in a day or two.  We need it!!

I am going . . .  to have 2 little visitors for a sleepover next week - and I'm looking forward to it!!

Around the house and yard . . . the grass is slowly turning green, the buds are forming on the trees and shrubs and spring is here!

One of my favourite things . . .  shopping with our daughters. Heather and I snuck in one hour together at the Cross Iron Mills shopping center. 

A few plans for the rest of the week . . .  2.5 days of subbing, filling our freezer with packages of beef (thanks, Mom and Dad!), book club discussing The Book of Negroes, Bible study and lots of yard work.  

A quote for today . . .  
“What I’ve experienced is that I can’t know the future. 
I can’t know if anything that I do will change what
 happens tomorrow. I can’t know with certainty, but
 what I do know is if I do nothing, nothing will change.”
—James Orbinski
(1960-); Former President Of Doctors Without Borders

Here is a picture thought I am sharing . . . spring flowers - such a beautiful sight after a long, long winter!


  1. That is an absolutely beautiful quote - thank you so much for sharing! I've copied it out and it will hang in my office to remind me every day. :)

  2. Great to have you back! I'm curious to hear about the conference and the neat books you found. Did you find any presents? ;)
    Enjoy the spring weather, signs and life. We're having a thunderstorm this afternoon. Puts a damper on the park plans. Happy garden planting. I'm yearning for some outdoor garden time. I'll have to weed or hill a little for you when we're out. I need some country air.